Writer K. Rajanarayanan died naturally. MDMK general secretary condoled his demise:

K. Rajanarayanan, writer, condoled,

K. Rajanarayanan passed away in Pondicherry today due to his advanced age, being hailed as the ‘Munnathi kaatru’ of regional literature, ‘Bhishma of Tamil Alphabet’, ‘Great Storyteller’ and ‘Father of Karisal Literature’. He was 99.

A soul with lean body. The talk that puts what’s in place. Writing that carries the feeling. This is K.R. K. Rajanarayanan, also known as the ‘Father of Karisal Literature’, was born on the same karisal soil. K.R. was born in 1922 at Idacheval village next to Kovilpatti in Thoothukudi district. His real name is Rayangala Sri Krishnaraja Narayana Perumal Ramanujam.

K.R. who studied till 7th standard and studied agriculture. Then he became a writer. His short story ‘Mayaman’ was released in 1958 and received a huge response. He worked in various spheres of literature such as short novels, novels, short stories, folk stories and letters.

‘Karisal Stories’, ‘Kotthai paruthi’ and ‘Koballa Village’ are some of the important works of K.R. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1991 for his novel ‘Koballapurathu Makkal’. He got U.V.S.A. Award, Literary Thought Award, Government of Tamil Nadu Award.

He has also worked as a special professor at Pondicherry University. K.R. He wrote tirelessly even when he was not pushing.

I am not used to writing a story in one breath, i will read what i have written and repeat it again and again. K.R., who used to write long letters to friends in the past. He will preserve their letters of reply. But now there is no need for a letter.

K.R.’s short novel ‘Idi’ has been made into a film. In addition, many of his writings have appeared on the flood screen without permission. But k.r. Never worried. “They’re taking it from me themselves, let’s take it,” says the lettered character. K.R. has good musical wisdom.


Corona paralyzed many people in their homes, and he said, “Everyone who knows how to read and write knows no loneliness, and he who knows music is lonely.” During the Corona period, he published ‘Andarenda Bakshi’ as a manuscript.

He wrote down the rights to his work to a reader. Even if k.r., a karisalkattu flower, fell off, his writings would remain fragrant forever.

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